What is the difference insure and Ensure?

Despite sounding alike, the words are not interchangeable. “To assure” means to promise or say with confidence. “To ensure” means to make certain. “To insure” means to protect against risk by regularly paying an insurance company.

When to use insure or ensure in a sentence?

Ensure is to do or have what is necessary for success. Example: These blankets ensure that you’ll be warm enough. Insure is to cover with an insurance policy. Example: I will insure my home with additional fire and flood policies.

How do you use the word insure?

Insure means to take measures or precautions to guarantee it will protect something if something happens. Use the word “insure” when you want to guarantee an outcome by use of an official and specified protection.

How do you use insure in a sentence?

Examples of insure in a Sentence This policy will insure your car against theft. She had difficulty finding a company that would insure her. They take great care to insure the safety and security of their home. We hope that careful planning will insure success.

Is ensure a real word?

We define ensure as “to make sure, certain, or safe” and one sense of insure, “to make certain especially by taking necessary measures and precautions,” is quite similar. But insure has the additional meaning “to provide or obtain insurance on or for,” which is not shared by ensure.

What type of word is ensure?

verb (used with object), en·sured, en·sur·ing. to secure or guarantee: This letter will ensure you a hearing. to make sure or certain: measures to ensure the success of an undertaking. to make secure or safe, as from harm.

What word can I use instead of Ensure?


  • assure,
  • cinch,
  • guarantee,
  • guaranty,
  • ice,
  • insure,
  • secure.

Does it have to follow ensure?

Re: Do you need a “that” after the word “ensure?” Yes, use “ensure that”.

What is another word for insure?

Some common synonyms of insure are assure, ensure, and secure.

What does insured name mean?

In a nutshell a named insured is exactly as it sounds. That is, a named insured is the person or business who is explicitly named on the insurance contract. If you are the named insured, your name usually appears on the first page of the contract, often within the first few lines.

Why is ensure bad for you?

Drinking these sugar filled drinks can lead to blood sugar imbalances and dysglycemia (non-stable blood sugar) causing anxiety, depression, fatigue, brain fog and food cravings. High blood sugar eventually affects our insulin levels, contributing to insulin resistance and type II diabetes.

What’s the difference between insure, ensure and assure?

Insure, ensure and assure are often mixed up in writing, arguably because they have similar meanings and spellings. However, the differences between the three words are clear, and, in most cases they should not be used interchangeably.

Do you use insure or assure when writing a letter?

Do you find yourself jolted awake in the middle of the night, seized with the paralyzing dread that you may have used either ensure, insure, or assure when one of the others was called for, when writing a letter to a very important person? We hope not, as it isn’t really worth losing sleep over (but good on you for still writing letters).

Which is better to make certain or insure?

The second definition of “to make certain” is better to spell “ensure” rather than “insure.” Yes, but as the NRA considers membership as insurance to protect one’s gun ownership, “insure” is the correct term.

What’s the difference between assure and assure of victory?

Assure means to give someone confidence that something will happen, whereas ensure means to make sure that something happens. You can see why there can be some confusion between the two. Look at these two similarly themed sentences as an example Assured of victory, the coach benched his star player.